Willand Rovers’ 1-0 win over Bristol Manor Farm is evidence of side gelling, says Russell Jee after second successive victory over highly-rated opposition

Tom Bath’s 38th minute goal gave Rovers the three points over Manor Farm and secured their first consecutive wins of the season after previously beating Bitton.

Silver Street chief Jee feels this is proof his side are improving after a slow start to the campaign.

“It’s small steps, one game at a time and it doesn’t happen overnight.” revealed Jee. “I said right at the start that it will take time for the team to gel but gradually we will get there.

 “We’ve got a togetherness, a will to win and work hard but it does take time for a team to gel. You can see the affects now in the last few games, as we were unfortunate to lose to Odd Down two matches ago.

“We just need to keep building, as we’re looking good away from home. We’ve got a tough game against Street at home on Wednesday night and they’ve very potent in front of goal, so we’ll see what that brings.”

Jee was impressed with his side’s defensive resolve in the win over Manor Farm, saying he was pleased to keep a clean sheet.

He said: “It was another pleasing win and the most pleasing thing was another clean sheet on the road. If you go to Bitton and Manor Farm and keep clean sheets on the road, it’s a massive plus.

“There was a willingness to keep a clean sheet, like at Bitton, and we put our bodies on the line.

“Overall, it was a very, very solid, hard-working performance again.”